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The Kontrabida by Mia Alvar
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The Kontrabida

by Mia Alvar

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Short story about a Filipino who returns to his home country as his father is dying. The language is richly descriptive and evocative. It beautifully paints the picture of the young man returning to his childhood home beset by memories and recollections. The relationship he has with his parents is authentically portrayed. Without giving away any of the plot; it is a story that will ring with the truth of anyone who has ever left home & moved to another country. It is filled with the small recriminations of being the one who left. The plot twists toward an unexpected ending. I would definitely seek out other works by this author and could imagine this short story filled out to become a novel. ( )
  SallyApollon | Aug 14, 2012 |
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